We’d love to have you all join the MFT family in giving both of these talented ladies a warm welcome. We’re all looking forward to the incredible projects they’re sure to bring us.Welcome Kimberly and Kim!
With the new year just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2013 and the blessings it brought. Since I never manage to send out a Christmas letter, maybe this can serve as the van der Sanden/MFT year-in-review.
Many of you have met our youngest daughter, Emma, whose presence is just as precious as can be (and yes, I’m biased, but it’s true!). She’s the kid who begs for kiwis and star fruit in the grocery store, and who asks for a yo-yo or a 15-piece colored pencil set for Christmas. Truly, a one-of-a-kind little soul. Emma is a very serious fan of Phillip Phillips, and we were so excited to surprise her with her very first concert to see him at Universal Orlando!
Here she is on Martin’s shoulders, hearing him sing her favorite song, Gone Gone Gone. SO SWEET. <3
One of the most exciting things as a parent is to watch your child flourish, and this year our oldest daughter, Brianna, has done just that. For those of you that have met her, you’ll agree that she is as unique, determined, and spirited as they come. She is an unstoppable force, and I love watching her grow. This year, at 20, she purchased her own home. With very little help from us, she did it all on her own. Here is a picture of her at her closing, as a brand-new homeowner.
And here is a picture of Boo, my new little fur baby adopted from Candy’s Cats. <3
I know I’ll be in the doghouse for posting this picture, but it’s so adorable I can’t resist!This year MFT has much to be thankful for as well, including all of YOU. We continue to grow each year, and are blessed to now have a staff of 13, including us. It’s so hard to wrap my mind around our growth and our blessings! We held our first annual Workshop Retreat in May of 2013, and here is a group shot of our amazing guests and instructors.
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Here’s a nice trick to add to your repertoire: that amazing sky detailing was done by using the Die-namics Wonky Scallop Border as a template for sponging on the clouds in our Premium Dye Ink in Berrylicious. It’s a subtle bit of detailing that really packs a punch in the overall design.Paper Perfect Designs.
The key word for this delightful design from Kim O’Connell is “depth.” The impeccable shading, stamped pattern details in the wallpaper and flooring, and a little extra lift on a cute, furry friend make this card one that demands to be touched and admired.
The hair…amazing, right? Like the sun is glinting off her perfectly pig-tailed hair and causing a slight blush on her cheeks.
Do you love Kim’s work as much as we do? Head on over to Paper Perfect Designs to be inspired by more of her irresistible designs.
Also, don’t forget to check out our 75% off Retirement Sale. Over 100 stamp sets that will be gone for good after Monday, December 23rd. Quantities are limited, so click on over now to see what’s available!
We have SO MUCH wonderful stuff in the works for our January release that we’ve decided to have a retirement sale to make room for all of the new goodies. From now until the end of Monday, December 23rd, save 75% on over 100 stamp sets! If you’ve been eyeing one of these sets, NOW is the time to grab a last minute gift for yourself because once the sale ends, so too does your chance to nab them. These sets will be retired forever and quantities are limited. See all of the included sets here (and while you’re at it, don’t forget to Celebrate Big by adding your Free with $60 set to your cart for orders over $60.)
Now, back to our regularly scheduled blog post with Guest Designer Kim O’Connell.
“I’m sorry” can be one of the toughest sentiments to convey. Kim joins us today to share a sweet card sure to go a long way in mending hurt feelings.
Between that darling girl knitting her heart out and charming details like the subtly stamped houndstooth pattern from the Spring Backgrounds set, your recipient is sure to let bygones be bygones.
With that face, how could they not?
You can find Kim and more of her lovely work on her blog, Paper Perfect Designs.